Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Review: Destined

Destined
By P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
Release Date: October 25, 2011
Series: House of Night

Description:
In Destined, the forces of Light and Dark collide as their epic struggle focuses on Tulsa's House of Night. Zoey is home where she belongs, safe with her Guardian Warrior, Stark, by her side and preparing to face off against Neferet. Kalona has released his hold on Rephaim, and, through Nyx's gift of a human form, he and Stevie Rae are finally able to be together if Rephaim can truly walk the path of the Goddess and stay free of his father's shadow.

But is Zoey really safe? Does she truly know those who are closest to her? And will love win when it is tested by the very soul of Darkness? Find out what s destined in the next thrilling chapter of the House of Night series.
Review:
So this book did not disappoint.  It had the typical House of Night properties that made all the other books good.  In this book we find Rephaim as a boy during the day and a bird at night, Dragon is still mad at him for killing his mate.  Stevie Rae is very much against Rephaim and Kalona having any relationship whatsoever.  Neferet has a new slave boy named Aurox who was given to her by the White Bull.  Who is her consort (weird and gross and so very wrong). Erin and Shaunee are at odds with each other, twins no more.  Damien is still grieving the loss of Jack.  Stark is still surrounded by darkness because Kalona is still visiting him in his dreams he just doesn't know this yet, although maybe in the next book things like this will change, but I doubt it because after all it is Kalona.  Aphrodite is still her bitchy self but you have to love her.  There are new characters introduced into this book.  Lenobia is given a larger part especially now that there are humans working at the Tulsa House of Night.  Thanatos is back again in search for Neferet's real agenda.  There is also a new student that Erik marks who has True Sight after being blind.

A major part of this book has to do with the murder of Zoey's mother, and the reason behind it.  In this part of the series all the core group goes to Grandma Redbirds Lavender farm to relive the murder of Zoey's mother to see the truth behind it, who murdered her.  There are small things that happen here and there but I really don't want to give away too much if you haven't had a chance to read it yet.  I will say this the ending is not a major cliffhanger but it is.  It's definitely not as bad as previous cliffhangers.  All in all it was a good addition to the series and may the stories continue.  I'm ready for Neferet to be gone or at least taught a really good lesson because she is starting to get a little too cocky.
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